PhRMA Pharmacoloy/Toxicology-Predoctoral Fellowship

The PhRMA Foundation
Type Fellowship
Amount $20,000Up to $500 a year may be used for incidentals directly associated with the thesis research preparation (e.g., secretarial help, artwork, books, travel, etc.).
Duration 2 Years


Progress in pharmacological research requires the constant entry of well-trained investigators into the field. The PhRMA Foundation recognizes that the training of such individuals is long and expensive, requiring four to five years of post baccalaureate study and research. To provide some assistance in this training sequence, the PhRMA Foundation program aims at supporting promising students during their thesis research. The program provides a stipend and funds to cover costs incidental to the training. Applications will be accepted for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years.

The program is designed for candidates who expect to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. in the fields of pharmacology or toxicology in two years or less from the time the fellowship begins.

The fellowship program of pre doctoral support is designed to assist full-time, in-residence Ph.D. candidates in the fields of pharmacology or toxicology who are enrolled in USA schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or veterinary medicine. The program supports full-time advanced students who will have completed the bulk of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and are engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. Candidates by the time the award is activated. Students just starting in graduate school should not apply.

Applications must be submitted by an accredited U.S. school, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Due to the high demand for this fellowship, the PhRMA Foundation will accept only one application per academic institution. Exceptions may be considered for institutions with multiple campuses.


    Other Restrictions

    A candidate enrolled in an M.D./Ph.D. program should not be taking required clinical course work or clerkships during the tenure of the fellowship.


    This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

    More Information

    Eileen McCarron
    PhRMA Foundation
    The PhRMA Foundation
    1615 L Street, NW
    Suite 1260
    Washington, DC 20036